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Forum: Freestyle 03-05-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 10,395
Posted By flppr
With my stroke, it feels as though gravity starts...

With my stroke, it feels as though gravity starts the rotation by pulling the recovery arm down, the kick is an active mover in mid-rotation, and core muscle contraction feels most active moving...
Forum: Freestyle 03-04-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,709
Posted By flppr
The skatch is a great drill. It taught me how to...

The skatch is a great drill. It taught me how to bend my elbow during my catch. I do the skatch elbow movement during superman flutter. Its easier on the shoulders.
Forum: Freestyle 03-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,989
Posted By flppr
I think he means "Popeye" breathing out of the...

I think he means "Popeye" breathing out of the side of your mouth, with one goggle out of the water. Eat your spinach.
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 03-02-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 18,369
Posted By flppr
Looking back over my old notes, I used to require...

Looking back over my old notes, I used to require 17 strokes to cross 25 yards at the beginning of this pyramid set, but now I only need 16. 3-beep pushoff:
1.0: 16,16
1.1: 15,15
1.2: 14,14
1.3:...
Forum: Freestyle 02-28-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,066
Posted By flppr
Head position is something I've been working on...

Head position is something I've been working on lately. What seems to be working for me is "disconnecting" my head from my chest. I press the chest but turn off the neck flexors and let my head...
Forum: Freestyle 02-27-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 8,614
Posted By flppr
When I was experimenting with and working on...

When I was experimenting with and working on ultra-slow swimming, I discovered that, with practice, I could rotate to 90 degrees without splaying. So its not rotation, per se, that causes splaying...
Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 5,559
Posted By flppr
I'm a 3. Plenty of "room for...

I'm a 3. Plenty of "room for improvement".
Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,079
Posted By flppr
On land, I have about 10 degrees less neck...

On land, I have about 10 degrees less neck rotation to my non-dominant side, which carrys over to less ease when breathing to that side in the water.
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 02-26-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 6,364
Posted By flppr
If you think you're blowing your air out too...

If you think you're blowing your air out too quickly, you might just be. Try breathing every 5 strokes, and see how that affects your breathing.
p.s. What is your pace while swimming?
Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2011
Replies: 387
Views: 78,764
Posted By flppr
I found my catch

Having spent a good amount of time working on a high-elbow catch, I am replacing it in favor of a lower elbow catch. It just doesn't feel comfortable to me, doesn't flow, especially over longer...
Forum: Freestyle 02-25-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 11,352
Posted By flppr
Prior to learning proper technique, I would...

Prior to learning proper technique, I would experience not pain, but fatigue in my shoulders. Ever since I learned to move my arms in the scapular plane, I feel neither pain nor fatigue in my...
Forum: Freestyle 02-22-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 13,881
Posted By flppr
When you pull the navel toward the spine, the low...

When you pull the navel toward the spine, the low back lordosis automatically, passively flattens a bit. There's no need to tilt the pelvis.
Forum: Freestyle 02-19-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 17,328
Posted By flppr
Coach Brian's skatch drill is excellent, but it...

Coach Brian's skatch drill is excellent, but it wasn't until Coach Suzanne supplied the missing piece of the puzzle, the intimate connection between the downward movement of the lower arm and core...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 17,328
Posted By flppr
Lowering the forearm causes internal rotation at...

Lowering the forearm causes internal rotation at the shoulder. This rotation is less stressful on the shoulder when your body is rotated toward that shoulder.
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 17,328
Posted By flppr
That sounds right to me. The important part,...

That sounds right to me. The important part, though, is that the lowering (I call it relaxing) of the forearm must accompany and be initiated by core rotation toward the catch arm. If not, you're...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,159
Posted By flppr
You want to roll/shift weight from side to side...

You want to roll/shift weight from side to side as a unit, not segmentally. When swimming at a leisurely pace, you can roll onto your side if you have good balance. At faster paces, you don't have...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 02-16-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 10,742
Posted By flppr
If you want to improve your breathing, work on...

If you want to improve your breathing, work on your breathing. The O2 in H2O dvd (http://www.totalimmersion.net/store/dvds/02-in-h20-a-self-help-course-on-breathing-in-swimming.html) helped me go...
Forum: Freestyle 02-15-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,673
Posted By flppr
Are you elevating your shoulder blades up as high...

Are you elevating your shoulder blades up as high as possible toward your head? It will add several inches of length to your upper body.
Forum: Freestyle 02-15-2011
Replies: 387
Views: 78,764
Posted By flppr
Congrats on your recent improvement, Cyndi, and...

Congrats on your recent improvement, Cyndi, and thanks for the nugget about the wrist. It helped me lengthen my body but keep my fingers relaxed today. We are on a similar path. I bet we'll bump...
Forum: Freestyle 02-13-2011
Replies: 387
Views: 78,764
Posted By flppr
Thanks for your advice, RadSwim. I'm going to...

Thanks for your advice, RadSwim. I'm going to keep searching for the y-coordinate that keeps me horizontal but also allows me to roll easily to air.
p.s. You're right, when I turn to breathe you...
Forum: Freestyle 02-13-2011
Replies: 387
Views: 78,764
Posted By flppr
Welcome, wahoo. 4:30 position refers to the...

Welcome, wahoo. 4:30 position refers to the position of your lead arm being at 4:30 on a clock.
Forum: Freestyle 02-12-2011
Replies: 387
Views: 78,764
Posted By flppr
Sliding down "Boken's Slope"

Tonight, I experimented with spearing directly to catch position (steep and deep), and the sensation was amazing. Talk about swimming downhill! My whole body felt like Boken's spatula! I just wish...
Forum: Freestyle 02-12-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,756
Posted By flppr
Have you tried exchanging air only in the upper...

Have you tried exchanging air only in the upper register of your lungs? I agree with Katie, it would be great to see this on video.
Forum: Freestyle 02-12-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,756
Posted By flppr
Do you sink when your lungs are full of air?

Do you sink when your lungs are full of air?
Forum: Freestyle 02-11-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,629
Posted By flppr
Its a good skill to have in open water. When you...

Its a good skill to have in open water. When you try to breathe on one side but get a mouthful of wave water, you can take your breath from the other side on the very next stroke. Its also good for...
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